India, just as it is an amalgamation of various cultures, offers a wide range of opportunity when it comes to adventure sports. Indian terrains are visited by a huge number of adventure lovers from across the globe each year. The most popular adventure activities by both national and international tourists are trekking, motorcycling, mountaineering, white water rafting, skiing, scuba diving, and paragliding. However, when it comes to adventure sports the most preferred activity among adventure enthusiasts are trekking. The country boasts of a varied geography with vast and diverse trekking trails spread across the country, providing ample opportunities to satiate your thirst for adventure.
Trekking in The Great Himalayas
Himachal Pradesh – In the northern India, Himachal is the most promising destination when it comes to adventure sports, it is also known for its alluring landscapes. Being located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Himachal boasts of breathtaking views, especially the vivacious valleys, meadows, scenic hill stations, snow clad mountain tops and much more. The Tibetan plateau lies to the east of Himachal and Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab to the north and west respectively. Although surrounded by distinctively different states, what separates Himachal from its neighbors is its stunning immaculate natural beauty. The topography of Himachal includes a high altitude desert, thick deodar forests, apple orchards, cultivated terraces, snow filled lakes, buoyant rivers, and snow capped Himalayan mountain ranges. The dense forests here is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, the vantage points offering breathtaking views are perfect for couples. Himachal is an ideal location for trekking as it has four mountain ranges running parallel, providing scenic trekking venues. These mountain ranges include numerous passes that connect the valleys, which also serve as suitable trekking trails. Owing to the four great mountains, the climate in Himachal can be volatile. However, there few regions that is hot during summers, and cold in winters. Most of the trekking trails in Himachal falls in the areas that perennially cold, hence trekking in Himachal needs rigorous preparation to get acclimatized. The time between June and October is considered to be the best time for trekking in Himachal.
Garhwal & Kumaon Region
Trekking tours in India would be incomplete if you haven’t explored Garhwal and Kumaon region. This region lies in the foothills of the great Himalaya; precisely in Uttarakhand, the northern India. This region is one of the best places to explore in the Northern part of India. Garhwal & Kumaon region is known for its spectacular mountain tops, gorgeous valleys, and breathtaking landscapes. There are some picturesque hill stations, which are also good for trekking.